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La ZaZa Trattoria

5 S 1st St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2801
+1 630-443-9304
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“white fish” (20 reviews)
“pasta” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Steakhouse, Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 S 1st St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2801
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've tried this place three times and I really wanted to like it. The steaks are continuously over cooked, pasta is dry and needs more flavor. I think it's very pricey for the portion size. Service is spotty. Much better Italian restaurants in the area

Thank Rudypup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it. The selection is wonderful as is the service. Try the artichoke appetizer..it's to die for. The seafood pasta has my mouth watering. The prices are moderately high but everything is worth it

Thank Pamela E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good place to eat something that is similar to italian food and Portions are really big . It's cleane and the person that take us the ordination was really kind and nice

Thank giada v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best service from bus boys. Everyone else is rude; unfriendly and uninviting; including owner. Food is just okay, versus saying it's great. We ordered zuppa de mare.....seafood tasted VERY fishy. I've ate at Chicago restaurants in which it tastes great and fresh, versus fishy &...More

Thank P M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was planning on going Mexican. Popped my head in La ZaZa and the women at the front desk were great...described the food without being pushy. I left, but walked right back in. It was a late lunch so restaurant was pretty empty. Waitress was very...More

Thank Carole L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I have always enjoyed the food at Za Za's - always hot, fresh, and flavorful. The reason it has a rating of 3 is that Za Za is falling into the 'Maggiano's' trap....meaning portions are absolutely huge - which is completely unnecessary. I recently dined...More

Thank FamFunIllinois
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The food is AMAZING, The wine list very nice. It has a non rushed feel to the experience as well as a beautifully relaxed and romantic environment! It is as close to being in Italy as you can get! They do change the menu frequently...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Large portion of well presented. Italian food. The. Appetizer calamari were not greasy and tender. The special with clams, shrimp and linquine weretasty but not al dente. It had a greens, slivered garlic and cherry tomatoes. An oil-kissed sauce. I was part of. A big...More

Thank Harry508
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

ZaZas is one of our favorites. The white fish is excellent! Specials are always tasty. I love the original room with its recent improvements. Back in the day this building was a store where you purchased your kids Girl Scout/Boy Scout uniforms. I also love...More

Thank japeterson7569
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at this restaurant, loved the location and ambiance it offered. We had the veal medallions and the awesome lamb chops. The food was seasoned to perfection, excellent service as well. We will come again, thanks La Za Za!!

Thank Chooseynat
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7 August 2015|
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Response from Winfieldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they could handle a group of 40 in the bar area, particularly on a week night. I'd suggest reservations to be on the safe side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 S 1st St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-443-9304
  • E-mail
For years, Zaza's has been dedicated to providing excellent food and service at our two locations: La Zaza's Trattoria in St. Charles and Zaza's Italian Steakhouse in Addison. We want you to know there are restaurants in the area using names similar to our own, but they are not related to, or affiliated with us in any manner.
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